Elephant and Fur Seals…

The remote UK island of South Georgia is one of the world’s last great wilderness areas and is home to 98% of the world’s Antarctic fur seals and half the world’s elephant seals, as well as many endemic bird species. However, millions of rats, introduced two centuries ago by sailors and whalers, have devastated the […]

via South Georgia — KRISHNA KUMAR SINGH

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Peninsula Valdes Nature Reserve- Patagonia

The tiny Patagonian village of Puerto Pirámides sits at the heart of Peninsula Valdes Nature Reserve, an UNESCO World Heritage Site encompassing both land and sea. Famed for the mass of southern right whales that congregate here, and the pods of orcas that have developed a unique seal hunting technique, the area has much more […]

via Wildlife encounters on the wild Patagonia coast — notesfromcamelidcountry

OCEAN PLASTIC POLLUTION!

Institute of Development Studies 23 January 2018 In the first weeks of 2018 there were (for me) unexpected announcements from both the EU and the UK Government on the urgent global issue of ocean plastic pollution. The EU intends to make all plastic packaging on the European market recyclable by 2030 and in her speech […]

via How can development cooperation address ocean plastic pollution? — CVD

MICROPLASTICS-This is an emergency! SHOCKING!

Whales, some sharks and other marine species such as rays are increasingly at risk from microplastics in the oceans, a new study suggests. Species such as baleen whales and basking sharks, which feed through filtering seawater for plankton, are ingesting the tiny particles of indigestible plastic which now appear to permeate oceans throughout the world. […]

via Effects of microplastics in Ocean — KRISHNA KUMAR SINGH

SINGLE USE PLASTICS!

Brussels targets single-use plastics in an urgent clean-up scheme that aims to make all packaging reusable or recyclable by 2030 Plastics EU declares war on plastic garbage Brussels targets single-use plastics in an urgent clean-up scheme that aims to make all packaging reusable or recyclable by 2030 Daniel Boffey in Brussels Share on Facebook Share […]

via EU declares war on plastic waste — ViralNews.blog

More on Ocean Acidification!

The Massachusetts legislature is current considering a number of bills regarding ocean acidification. If passed into law, the bills will establish a special commission or task force to study the effects of coastal and ocean acidification on coastal communities, fishing and aquaculture industries, and local commercially-harvested species. These bills come at a very critical time when what […]

via Ocean acidification threatens our shellfish — Ocean acidification

Pacific Herring Spawning — Jet Eliot

When Pacific herring spawn here in the San Francisco Bay, sea lions, seals, pelicans, and tens of thousands of cormorants, gulls, and migratory ducks are in a feeding frenzy. It occurs primarily in December and January. The herring are known as a keystone species, a species that has a large and critical effect […]

via Pacific Herring Spawning — Jet Eliot